Skating and Hockey

COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Restrictions

The Municipality of Highlands East will have safety measures in place for public skating. Individuals and groups renting the arena will need to agree and adhere to extensive ice use protocols. These safety measures and protocols include but are not limited to:

  • Reduced capacity based on current provincial restrictions
  • Entry screening questions
  • Hand sanitization upon entry and exit
  • Physical distancing on and off the ice
  • No gathering in the lobby
  • No in and out privileges
  • Snack bar will be closed
  • Attendees (of eligible age and/or without a recognized medical exemption) must be fully vaccinated
  • Mandatory mask use while inside the building except when skating on the ice

Individuals and groups renting the arena will be provided with and asked to sign our full Municipality of Highlands East Ice Use Protocols document during the rental agreement process. 

We encourage you to arrive at the arena 15 minutes early to allow time for your COVID screening and to have your contact tracing information collected.

For more information or to check availability please contact 705-448-2981 or email us.

The Municipality of Highlands East does not guarantee the safety of these events and activities as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please be aware of Ontario's COVID-19 Public Health Measures & Restrictions before attending.

Public Skating

Free public skating sessions at the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena take place on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Adults and seniors free skating takes place on Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please check our events calendar for additional dates and times.

Figure Skating Lessons

The Highlands East Skating Club organizes figure skating lessons. For more information email the Club at

Hockey Leagues

Please check our events calendar for Men's Pick Up Hockey and Old Timers' Hockey League dates. For more information on the hockey leagues call Property Supervisor Jim Alden at 705-448-2775.

Arena Rentals

Keith Tallman Memorial Arena is available for private rentals. Get all the details on the Rent a Facility page.

Outdoor Skating Rinks

Outdoor rinks in Cardiff and Gooderham are subject to weather conditions. Rinks are not supervised. Rules are posted for the safety and enjoyment of all.


Cardiff outdoor skating rink is located at 2 Balsam Street.


Gooderham outdoor skating rink is located in the Gooderham Park at 1043 Community Centre Road.